THE PANTHEON

A "Who's Who?" of who's dead, who's not, and who's blood fuels the world.

 

TRUE DIVINES

The True Divines were those who created Vangaard as a stronghold to defend against the Scattered Divines during the Celestial Wars. They destroyed the betrayers and scattered them into the Astral Sea to create the Negative Planes, and sacrificing themselves to create the Positive Planes

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SERAPH

Death, War

King of Mount Celestia

Seraph, the god Death, Fate, War and Angels. The chief deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Neutral aligned entity who fathered the world of Vangaard, alongside his wife Israfil. He also led the True Divines in their war against The Scattered. A king and a warrior, Seraph is seen by all as something to aspire to be. A leader, and a victor, with everything to show for their success.

Seraph is also known as The Archblade, The Master, or The Father. He is usually depicted as human, and is the founding force of the plane of Mount Celestia

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ISRAFIL

Life, Light

Queen of Mount Celestia

Israfil, the god of Life, Love, Healing and Spring. A deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Lawful Good aligned entity who bore the world of Vangaard, as her child, alongside her husband Seraph. She was instrumental in the war against The Scattered as she acted as the True Divines healer, and also sculpted the world of Vangaard into the it's form, an ideal place for defence against the Scattered. 

 

Israfil is also known as The Sculptor, The Healer, or The Mother. She is usually depicted as human. She resides in Mount Celestia, alongside Seraph

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VIVESTRA

Arcana, Knowledge

Archmage of Elysium

Vivestra, the god of Mages, Teaching and Learning. A deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Lawful Neutral aligned entity who was the first Mage of the Divines. She passed her talents on to other, and was vital in the war due to her immense knowledge of the arcane. She is still revered for passing magic onto the material plane for use by mortals.

 

Vivestra is also known as The Conduit, or The Magemother. She is usually depicted as a halfling. She is the founding force of the plane of Elysium, along with Wendolin.

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KROMM

Forge

Master or Arborea

Kromm, the god of Craft, Creation, Trade and Commerce. A deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Neutral aligned entity who was the forgemaster of the True divines, creating all of their weapons and armour during the Celestial wars. He is now the figurehead of all physical creation and commerce.

 

Kromm is also known as The Smith, or the Armourer, and is usually depicted as a dwarf. He is the founding force of the plane of Arborea.

SHALKALI

Grave, Nature

Gamekeeper of The Beastlands

Shalkali, the god of Passage, Safe-Travel, The Hunt, and Autumn. A deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Chaotic Neutral aligned entity who was the master of the hunter during the Celestial wars, training the True Divines beasts of war. Now, Shalkali oversees the passage of the dead into the afterlife, and his servants, Black Dogs, guard graveyards throughout Vangaards

 

Shalkali is also known as The Guardian, or The Kennel Master, and is usually depicted as an orc. She is the founding force of the plane of The Beastlands, along with Arborati.

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HARUO

Knowledge, Order

The All-Fey

Haruo, the god of Community, Music and Wisdom. A deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Lawful Good aligned entity who was a chief advisor during the celestial war. He has gifted the world with music, and is the forefather of all elves, having guided them out of the Feywild into Vangaard at the end of the celestial war. He told the story of the celestial wars to the fey, and the elves, and this is how we know these events to be true.

 

Haruo is also known as The All-Fey, The Elf-Lord, or The Chronicler. He is irrefutably depicted as an elf. He is the founding force of the plane of The Feywild.

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EDIS

Light

The Light of Bytopia

Edis, the god of Sun, Light, Feast and Harvest. A deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Neutral Good aligned entity who was the vital during the war, as his influence over the sun allowed Kromm to harvest it's power to forge the Godshards during the celestial war. He also was the first to notice the schemes of The Scattered. He is the provider, as the sun allows harvests to be bountiful, and bless celebrations across Vangaard.

 

Edis is also known as The Lantern, or The Vigilant. He is usually depicted as a gnome. He is the founding force of the plane of Bytopia, along with Pathilla.

ARBORATI

Nature, Peace

Groundskeeper of The Beastlands

Arborati, the god of Earth, The Wilderness, Animals, and Summer . A deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Chaotic Good aligned entity who was instrumental during the war, by shaping the lands to suit the tactics of the True Divines, and using the animal inhabitants as scouts to weed out the forces of The Scattered. They are worshipped by those who tread in the wilderness regularly.

 

Arborati is also known as The Keeper, or The Wanderer. They are depicted as an anthro-humanoid, the animal component of which varies regularly. They are the founding force of the plane of The Beastlands, along with Shalkali.

WENDOLIN

Order, Life

Archmagistrate of Elysium

Wendolin, the god of Law, Honour, Society, and Justice. A deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Lawful Neutral aligned entity who was the judge, jury and executioner of The Scattered during the Celestial War. They are revered by those who live in lawful and honourable societies, and is credited with the creation of the precursor to the justice system

 

Wendolin is also known as The Judge, or The Governess. She is typically depicted as a hobgoblin. She is the founding force of the plane of Elysium, along with Vivestra.

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PATHILLA

Peace, Twilight

The Dark of Bytopia

Pathilla, the god of Peace, Night, the Moon, and Winter. A deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Neutral Good aligned entity who was who avoided conflict, directly at least, during the Celestial war. They were able to suspend night by altering the path of the moon, ensuring that the forces of The Scattered did not have darkness to move through. Her influence allowed for The Scattered to be cast throughout the astral sea, when it was discovered they could not be fully destroyed.

 

Pathilla, is also known as The Counsel, or the Mirror. They are never depicted in a true humanoid form, and are usually depicted as a lack of space, rather than a physical being. They are the founding force of the plane of Bytopia, along with Edis.

SKORJ

Tempest

The Storm King of Arcadia

Skorj, the god of Storms, Seas, Water, and Lightning. A deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Chaotic Neutral aligned entity who was crucial in the Celestial war, denying The Scattered's forces access to the seas for long distance travel, destroying everything that entered. Worshipped by seafarers and fisherman alike, they pray to him for calm weather and to keep dangerous sea monsters at bay.

 

Skorj is also known as The Cyclone, or The Untamed. They are typically depicted as an androgynous Goliath. They are the founding force of the plane of Arcadia.

THRESSURAX

Trickery

Dragonlord of Ysgard

Thressurax, the god of Change, Illusion, Luck and Wind. A deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Chaotic Neutral aligned entity who was a force to be reckoned with during the celestial war. They managed to infiltrate The Scattered and by the means of shapeshifting. They are worshipped by the widest variety of believers, in pilots, gamblers, magicians, and spies, as well as actual living dragons.

 

Thressurax is also known as The Dragon, or The Shapeshifter. They are depicted as either a male or female gold dragon. They are the founding force of the plane of Ysgard.

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GAGE, THE MACHINE GOD

Machine, Forge

The Thirteenth of Mechanus

Gage, the god of Machines, Oil and Mechanical Power. A deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Neutral aligned entity who was initially portrayed as a servant throughout the celestial wars. An assistant of Kromm, whose blood was used to power the Celestial Forge. In more recent times, they have been elevated to the status of a full god, since the discovery of oil. Oil is depicted as the blood of Gage, which can be used in countless ways to better the lives of the people of Vangaard,

 

Gage is also known as The Quartermaster, The Machine God, or The Thirteenth. They are depicted as a machine in a vaguely humanoid form,  that mutable, and changeable, depending on the depiction. They are the founding force of the plane of Mechanus.

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SCATTERED DIVINES

These gods are the ones that were destroyed during the Celestial War and their remains were scattered throughout the Astral Plane. Their fading energies led to the creation of the Negative planes surrounding the material plane of Vangaard

 

BARAGRIMM

Forge, War, Death
Dark Lord of Shadowfell

Baragrimm, the god of Betrayal, Murder and Bloodshed. A scattered deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Chaotic Evil aligned entity who was initiated the celestial war, by turning on his brother, conspiring against the True Divines, and attempting to destroy them. He forged dark versions of Godshards, and armed the Scattered Divines with them, mounting a war on the True Divines. Occasionally, they are offered a prayer by soldiers before combat who are in dire situations.

 

Baragrimm is also known as The Traitor, or The Conspirator. He is depicted as a smokey humanoid figure with wispy tendrils covering their features, and is the founding force of the plane of Shadowfell.

SAKOTHA

Arcana, Knowledge
Keeper of Limbo

Sakotha, the god of Secrets, Mental Illness, and Madness. A scattered deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Chaotic Evil aligned entity who was the chief schemer throughout the Celestial Wars. She gathered the majority of information on the True Divines before the beginning of the war. They are often secretly prayed to by politicians and other individuals who need help with a particularly difficult campaign.

 

Sakotha is also known as The Enigma, or The Anguish. She is depicted as a grey humanoid figure, adorned with keys, wearing a mask., and is the founding force of the plane of Limbo.

VIDNARI

Death, Grave
Shadow Queen of The Abyss

Vidnari, the god of Violence, Despair, and Assassins. A scattered deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Neutral Evil aligned entity who was the first to strike during the Celestial War, under the direction of Baragrimm. They attempted to murder Seraph in a bid to put the True Divines at a severe disadvantage at the beginnings of the war.  They failed and were the first to fall.

 

Vidnari is also known as The Hidden One, or The First Twin, being the twin sister of Vikarion and the child Gorm and Kimorga. She is depicted as a figure shrouded in black, wreathed in shadow at all times. She is the founding force of the plane of The Abyss.

HYTHAM

Trickery
Snake Lord of Gehenna

LAZARUS

Light, Trickery, Order
Devil King of The Nine Hells

Lazarus, the god of Tyranny, Deceit and Loss. A scattered deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Lawful Evil aligned entity who was one of the reasons for the downfall of the Scattered Divines during the war, as they were determined to get on top, and beat both sides, becoming a ruler all on his own. He attempted to imprison several of his conspirators, and is now prayed to in situations where someone is looking to take advantage of a friend.

 

Lazarus is also known as The Liar, or The Devil. He is depicted as a horned humanoid with an incorporeal crown floating above them, shattered into thousands of pieces, and is the founding force of the plane of The Nine Hells.

KIMORGA

War, Tempest
Warmonger of Acheron

Kimorga, the god of Strife, Misery and War. A scattered deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Neutral Evil aligned entity who was Baragrimm's second in command during the Celestial War. She was the leader of the bulk of the Scattered's forces on Vangaard. Defeated in one-on-one combat by Seraph, her fall was the turning point in the war, left without a commander on the ground, their demon soldiers were easily dispatched.

 

Kimorga is also known as The Warmonger, or The Bellicose. She is depicted as a knight clad in jagged armour, with a cloak made of pure flame. She is the founding force of the plane of Acheron.

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Hytham, the god of Greed, Treachery, and Thieves. A scattered deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Lawful Evil aligned entity who was charged with stealing the arms and armour of the True Divines during the Celestial War. Now, Hytham might receive the odd prayer from a robber before a heist, or even a banker attempting to secure a high profile account.

 

Hytham is also known as The Envious, and The Snake. He is depicted as a scaled humanoid, who's scales would camouflage themselves into the environment, and is the founding force of the plane of Gehenna.

GORM

Twilight, Order
Lord of Carceri

Gorm, the god of Imprisonment, Enslavement and Darkness. A scattered deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Lawful Evil aligned entity who was charged with capturing the celestial soldiers of the True Divines, and corrupting them into demons.

 

Gorm is also known as The Jailer and The Night Watchmen. He is depicted as a hooded figure holding a lantern that absorbs light, rather than producing it. He is the founding force of the plane of Carceri.

JAVIK

Nature, Trickery
Lord of Pandemonium

Javik, the god of Chaos, Change, and Plague. A scattered deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Chaotic Evil aligned entity who was charged with corrupting the lands of Vangaard, riddling it with plague and disease.

 

Javik is also known as The Blight, or The Ravager. They are depicted as a large, bloated figure, covered in pustules and rotted flesh, and is the founding force of the plane of Pandemonium.

VIKARION

Death
Lord of Hades

Vikarion, the god of Horror, Torture, and Slaughter. A scattered deity of the pantheon of Vangaard, a Neutral Evil aligned entity who was tasked with interrogating the captured soldiers of True Divines, and disposing of them once all information was ascertained.

 

Vikarion is also known as The Fear, or The Second Twin, as the younger brother of Vidnari and the child Gorm and Kimorga. He is depicted as a humanoid with a warped smile drenched in blood, and is the founding force of the plane of Hades.

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